August in Bloom

Summertime in Gloucester.So many quarries. Not all swimmable. But this one certainly is:
Beware sea monsters. Or Claire and Ben reenacting that sea monster. Head like a basketball. 15 feet long. Scales. So many questions. Watched Lily’s theater company Lanes Coven perform Macbeth in this enchanting place called Windhover. Oysters with my neon radish mignonette.Swordfish and tomato salad.A visit to the magnificent Crane EstateThe Grand Allée. The view from the top of the hill. 

And then we headed back home…To the land of humidity and large insects. Southern two-striped walking stick. Can spray burning poison into the eyes of predators and gawkers with remarkable accuracy from a foot away. Toby didn’t know that when he took that photo. My favorite guide to hurricane categories (poster on the bridge of a ship, shared by Toby).  
I’ve been waiting to see which storm gets named Danielle. I think we’ll know very soon.

See you back here next month.

11 Comments August in Bloom

  1. CH August 31, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    The food and travel photos look amazing, the sunset is gorgeous, the cats crack me up, but that bug? Yikes! Looks like summer done right!

    1. suwanneerose September 4, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      Hey Cindi! We did eat well up there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I can’t believe we’ve reached the end of summer already.

  2. Valora August 31, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    It looks like you are having a wonderful summer! So many beautiful colors and textures in the landscape.

    1. suwanneerose September 4, 2022 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks, Valora. It’s always nice to experience a change in scenery, especially in the summer!

  3. Nicole August 31, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    Great photos! Glad you’re having a good/fun summer. Florida will welcome you back with open arms!

    1. suwanneerose September 4, 2022 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you, Nicole! Hope you are well!

  4. Mary Ann September 1, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    Oh my, with both Danielle and Tobias on the storm list this year I hope that is a good sign!

    1. suwanneerose September 4, 2022 at 12:52 pm

      Yes, fingers crossed! If we’re lucky we won’t get to Tobias.

  5. bt September 1, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Love the pictures and update. Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

    1. suwanneerose September 4, 2022 at 12:50 pm

      I hope you will join us next year.

  6. Julie September 7, 2022 at 7:28 am

    I always enjoy your pics from your time in Gloucester! Hoping for no hurricanes this year(r any year!) but those cats are hilarious!

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